As the cold months roll in, keeping your house warm in winter becomes a priority. However, blasting the heat isn’t the only (or most energy-efficient) way to fend off the chill. Here are eight handy tips to ensure a warm and cosy home environment, without adding to your heating bills.
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Winter brings the dual challenge of staying warm and managing energy costs. Adjusting your thermostat to the optimal temperature can keep your home warm and comfortable without breaking the bank. In this post, we’ll explore the best temperature to set your thermostat in winter, to save money during those chilly months.
It’s a common scenario that many homeowners face – the heating is on, but the house is still cold, and you’re bundled up in blankets. Before you turn up the temperature, it might be worth investigating some common culprits. Here are five possible reasons your house isn’t as toasty as it should be, even with the heating on.
As the days become shorter and the air gets chillier, the age-old subject of when to turn heating on becomes a topic of discussion in most homes. With energy bills at an all-time high, many people can be hesitant to take the thermostat out of hibernation. So, how do you know when to turn your heating on?
Insulation is a sustainable practice, by definition. But not all materials are quite as eco-friendly as you might think. In this guide, we’ll run through everything you need to know about sustainable insulation – from materials available to the issues with traditional insulation.
If your render is looking a little worse for wear, you might consider patching render to put things right. Before you dive in, it’s worth digging a little deeper to learn about how it works and the different options available. Read on as we do exactly that…
Cracks in pebbledash render are more than just an eyesore. Even a hairline crack in pebbledash can allow moisture to penetrate, which can worsen the problem and even lead to damp issues inside your property.
Could your property’s exterior do with a face-lift? Many homeowners choose to render their property as it’s an effective way to refurbish or update the exterior. If you’re thinking of selling your home, changing the render can give an appealing fresh look for prospective buyers. Or you might have an old property that is crying out for a modern update.
With constant exposure to the wind and rain, rendered walls will always become worn over time. This can lead to discolouration and cracks and creates a risk of further damage as water begins to seep through. This is why it is important to treat cracked render.
Retrofitting social housing is a way to make existing stock more energy efficient. But not everyone is clear on why it’s necessary or how to go about it. In this guide, we’ll dig a little deeper into social housing retrofit, including the benefits and some barriers for housing associations.
There are over 900,000 properties in England alone suffering with damp. Flats are certainly no exception. In fact, many suspect the opposite when inspecting problems with damp and mould in blocks of flats. So, are flats more susceptible to damp? Read on as we take a closer look…
Mould is nobody’s idea of fun. But it’s a harsh reality faced in an estimated 4% of social housing. Mould growth can lead to a few different problems, including furniture damage and health risks. Thankfully, it’s not something tenants or housing providers have to put up with.
Social housing is an important part of the welfare state, providing not-for-profit homes – often to the people who need them most. But as the cost of living rises, attention is turning to measures to keep those homes affordable.
Mould isn’t an uncommon sight in UK homes. Most people have seen it somewhere in their home over the years – or will see it at some point. When you do, you might be unsure why it’s there and whether it’s really a problem.
Whether you’re a development manager or prospective investor, the construction industry forecast can help you gauge how the sector is performing and what to expect over the coming year. To make things easier, this post will run through some of the highlights from the NFRC’s construction industry forecast for 2023 and 2024.
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Also known as ‘conversion’ vans, campervans start off as a metal box – an oven in the summer and a fridge in the winter. With a bit of work – DIY or otherwise – your metal box can be transformed into a place of comfort, that protects you from those extreme temperatures with the right insulation.